The Brothers Bloom


1h 53m 2008

Brief Synopsis

Welcome to the world of The Brothers Bloom, where deception is an art and nothing is as it seems. The brothers have perfected their craft through years of fraternal teamwork. Now they've decided to take on one last spectacular job-luring a beautiful and eccentric heiress into an elaborate plot that

Film Details

Also Known As
Brothers Bloom, Une arnaque presque parfaite, arnaque presque parfaite
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Cinefinance; Endgame Entertainment; Endgame Entertainment; Marcia Rutledge; Modern VideoFilm; Ram Bergman Productions; Senator Film Verleih; Tenon Group; The Weinstein Company; West Video; Wild Bunch AG
Distribution Company
Summit Entertainment, LLC; 20th Century Fox International; A-Film Distribution; Alfa Films; Bazuca; Cinears; Cinemania; Cinemania Groupicon; Cmc Entertainment Group; Corazón Films; Eco Filmes; Empire; Future Film, Ltd. (Finland); Golden Village; Italia Films; Kinepolis Film Distribution; Kino Swiat International; Les Films Séville; MediaPro Pictures; Mediapro; Noble Entertainment (Sweden); Odeon S.A.; Palace Pictures (Czech Republic); Paris Filmes; SND-Groupe M6; Ster-Kinekor; Studiocanal UK; Summit Entertainment, Llc; Summit Entertainment, Llc; Tiglon A.S.; Village Roadshow Limited
Location
Scandinavia; Europe; Asia

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 53m

Synopsis

Welcome to the world of The Brothers Bloom, where deception is an art and nothing is as it seems. The brothers have perfected their craft through years of fraternal teamwork. Now they've decided to take on one last spectacular job-luring a beautiful and eccentric heiress into an elaborate plot that takes them around the world. For as long as they can remember, the Brothers Bloom have had only each other to depend on. From their childhood in a long series of gloomy foster homes to their highflying lives as international con artists, Stephen and Bloom have shared everything. Stephen brilliantly concocts intricate stories that the brothers live out, but he's still searching for the perfect con, the one where "everyone gets what they want." Meanwhile, Bloom yearns for "an unwritten life"-a real adventure, one not dreamed up by his older brother. Eager to retire, Bloom agrees to take part in one last grand scam. He insinuates himself into the life of Penelope, a bored, single New Jersey heiress. When a genuine romance begins to blossom between them, he is reluctant to exploit her naiveté, but Penelope has already taken the bait: She impulsively joins Bloom, Stephen and their "associate," a sexy Japanese explosives expert named Bang Bang, on an ocean liner to Greece. Penelope is convinced she's happened upon the adventure of a lifetime and offers to bankroll a million dollar deal. As the quartet makes its way from Athens to Prague to Mexico to St. Petersburg, Penelope quickly becomes addicted to the illicit thrills. But as Stephen's elaborate web of deceit pulls tighter, Bloom begins to wonder if his brother has devised the most dangerous con of his life.

Crew

Josh Adeniji

Foley Editor

Milan Alavanja

Stunts

Renee Aldredge

Visual Effects

Milan Aleksic

Carpenter

Zoran Aleksic

Driver

Joe Aliberto

Visual Effects

Visan Ionut Alkexandru

Driver

Dejan Andjelkovic

Assistant Set Decorator

Ljiljana Andjelkovic

Makeup Assistant

Milija Andjelkovic

Construction

Slavisa Andjelkovic

Carpenter

Uros Andjelkovic

Carpenter

Zlatko Andjelkovic

Carpenter

Nick Anglewicz

Assistant

Miroljub Anicic

Driver

Dragos Arnautu

Driver

Hunter Athey

Animator

Daniele Auber

Storyboard Artist

Dorel Badea

Driver

Ionel Badea

Driver

Momirka Bailovic

Set Costumer

Zika Balaban

Foreman

Alex Balanica

Driver

Gabi Balanica

Driver

Vladan Banovic

Assistant Camera

Johnathan Banta

Modelmaker

Bobby Barbacioru

Transportation Coordinator

Jelena Beatovic

Office Runner

Mihailo Beckei

Driver

Roger Ames Berger

Digital Effects Artist

Roger Ames Berger

Visual Effects

Ram Bergman

Producer

Veljko Beric

Driver

Rodoljub Biocanin

Carpenter

Matthew J. Birch

Coproducer

Vida Jaksic Biro

Hairdresser

Dora Boariu

Set Decorator

Miodrag Bogosavljevic

Props Buyer

Milica Bolbodjevski

Assistant

Alin Bonciog

Caterer

Mane Boric

Driver

Derek Bourque

Visual Effects

Lawles Bourque

On-Line Editor

Roger Bowles

Art Department

Debra Boyd

Coordinator

Milkica Bozic

Stunts

Mitar Bozic

Driver

Radomir Brajevic

Carpenter

Alex Brazan

Sound Effects Editor

Milica Bregovic

Cashier

Horatiu Breza

Driver

Chris Bruce

Song Performer

Zoran Bubnjevic

Driver

Alisa Moore Buckley

Unit Publicist

Milos Bugarcic

Electrician

Dalibor Bugaric

Driver

Mina Buric

Set Decorator

Adrian Burtea

Driver

Ondrej Bylok

Generator Operator

Slobodan Cadjo

Carpenter

Marius Camilieri

Stunts

Branka Cetina

Set Decorator

Peter Chaffey

Stand-In

Marie Charvatova

Wardrobe Assistant

Daphene Chen

Music

Petr Chocholaty

Driver

Katarina Ciglic

Set Costumer

Jim Clay

Production Designer

Chad Cole

Digital Effects Artist

Ivan Colovic

Electrician

Tudorache Constantin

Driver

Eugen Constantinescu

Assistant Location Manager

Stelian Constantinescu

Driver

Zeljko Corak

Driver

John Cormier

Foley Mixer

Simina Cosma

Production Coordinator

Doru Cosmulescu

Set Production Assistant

Judson Crane

Original Score

Marko Crnogorac

Assistant Director

Elona Culwell

Visual Effects

Steve Cummings

Cg Supervisor

Milos Cvetkovic

Interpreter

Novica Cvetkovic

Carpenter

Oliver Cvetkovic

Carpenter

Predrag Dabovic

Driver

Thomas Dadras

Animation Director

Enid Dalkoff

Digital Effects Artist

Carabet Danut

Driver

Ben Dean

Music

Drew Deascentis

Music Editor

Robert Dehn

Assistant Sound Editor

Luka Dejanovic

Set Production Assistant

Brendan Dekora

Music Engineer

Greg Dicrosta

Music Engineer

Vladimir Dimitrjevic

Caterer

Jovica Dimov

Dresser

Zoran Dimov

Dresser

Alexandru Dinca

Driver

Vesna Dinic

Assistant Property Master

Tyler Dixon

On-Line Editor

Dejan Djenadic

Driver

Miroljub Djokic

Carpenter

Stamenko Djokic

Carpenter

Dragan Djordjevic

Carpenter

Sasa Djordjevic

Key Grip

Zorica Djordjevic

Stand-In

Sandra Djurickovic

Production Coordinator

Mihajlo Dobric

Video Assist/Playback

Richard Dodd

Music

Jason Dotts

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Jason Dotts

Sound Effects Editor

Gojko Dragas

Carpenter

Jasnaz Dragovic

Art Director

Manny Dubon

Visual Effects

Ciprian Dumitrascu

Stunt Coordinator

Eugen Dumitru

Driver

Bob Dylan

Song Performer

Bob Dylan

Song

Milena Dzambasovic

Production Secretary

Ilija Dzikic

Driver

Katherin Eichen

Assistant

David Eisenhamer

Transportation Coordinator

Vaclav Eisenhamer

Unit Production Manager

Charles Ellison

Modelmaker

Shannon Erbe

Music Editor

Levent Erdogan

Foley Editor

Nebojsa Eremija

Driver

Kent Estep

Digital Effects Artist

Johanna Factor

Assistant

Veronica Falzon

Assistant

Alex Faucheaux

Foley Artist

Tal Fiala

Executive

Luminita Filimon

Stunts

Radisav Filipovic

Driver

Fabio Fioretti

Plasterer

David Fisher

Property Master

Branislav Fistric

Stunts

Jirí Fleischer

Coordinator

Marius Florian

Stunts

Kevin Ford

Production

Becky Frank

Accountant

Bob Fredrickson

Color Timer

Aja Fukuda

Stand-In

Cameron Galloway

Adr Editor

Iulian Garban

Driver

Maja Gardinovacki

Unit Manager

Milan Garncarz

Medic

Thomas P. Garry

Finance Manager

Jason Gaya

Sound Recordist

Zamfir George

Driver

Judah Getz

Adr Mixer

Josip Gez

Assistant Camera

Jerry Gilbert

Sound Mixer

Dan Gnevnoi

Driver

Srdjan Gojkovic

Electrician

Eric Gorfaine

Music

Neill Gorton

Special Makeup Effects

Cornelius Grant

Song

Corey J Grasso

Assistant Sound Editor

Kris Gregg

Film Lab

Sean Cameron Guest

Assistant Director

Slobodan Gugleta

Driver

Matthew Guza

Music

Douglas E. Hansen

Executive Producer

Marla Hansen

Music

Sarka Hanzalova

Makeup

Jonathan Harnsongkram

Assistant Sound Editor

Philip Harrelson

Post-Production Supervisor

James Andrew Haven

Assistant Director

Max Heath

Music

Susan Hegarty

Dialogue Coach

Scott Hinkley

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Idriz Hodzic

Foreman

Laurentiu Hoidrag

Driver

Edward Holland

Song

Jessica Horvathova

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Ionut Hotescu

Driver

Leslie Hutchinson

Song Performer

Peter Hutchinson

Coordinator

Nancy Hyland

Digital Effects Artist

Mirka Hyzikova

Casting Director

Andrei Iacob

Set Production Assistant

Kristina Ignjatovic

Wardrobe Assistant

Mihai Iliescu

Stunts

Takako Imai

Interpreter

Reina Ionekura

Interpreter

Florin Iulian

Special Effects Coordinator

Tijana Ivanovic

Assistant

Vladimir Ivanovic

Sculptor

Slobodan Ivetic

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Raymond Izaac

Production Executive

Alex Jackson

Modelmaker

Dragic Jancic

Carpenter

Novica Jankov

Boom Operator

Wendy Japhet

Executive Producer

Jessica Jaworski

Assistant

Milos Jeftenic

Electrician

Lauren Johnson

Set Production Assistant

Nathan Johnson

Original Score

Nathan Johnson

Song Performer

Film Details

Also Known As
Brothers Bloom, Une arnaque presque parfaite, arnaque presque parfaite
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Cinefinance; Endgame Entertainment; Endgame Entertainment; Marcia Rutledge; Modern VideoFilm; Ram Bergman Productions; Senator Film Verleih; Tenon Group; The Weinstein Company; West Video; Wild Bunch AG
Distribution Company
Summit Entertainment, LLC; 20th Century Fox International; A-Film Distribution; Alfa Films; Bazuca; Cinears; Cinemania; Cinemania Groupicon; Cmc Entertainment Group; Corazón Films; Eco Filmes; Empire; Future Film, Ltd. (Finland); Golden Village; Italia Films; Kinepolis Film Distribution; Kino Swiat International; Les Films Séville; MediaPro Pictures; Mediapro; Noble Entertainment (Sweden); Odeon S.A.; Palace Pictures (Czech Republic); Paris Filmes; SND-Groupe M6; Ster-Kinekor; Studiocanal UK; Summit Entertainment, Llc; Summit Entertainment, Llc; Tiglon A.S.; Village Roadshow Limited
Location
Scandinavia; Europe; Asia

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 53m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring May 15, 2009

Limited Release in United States May 15, 2009

Wide Release in United States May 29, 2009

Released in United States on Video January 12, 2010

Released in United States 2008

Released in United States September 2008

Released in United States October 2008

Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (Official Selection, Closing Night Film, Out of Competition) September 18-27, 2008.

Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival (Spotlight) October 15-19, 2008.

Shown at London Film Festival (Gala) October 15-30, 2008.

Project was included on the 2006 Black List.

Released in United States Spring May 15, 2009

Limited Release in United States May 15, 2009

Wide Release in United States May 29, 2009

Released in United States on Video January 12, 2010

Released in United States 2008 (Shown at AFI/Los Angeles International Film Festival (Special Screenings) October 30-November 9, 2008.)

Released in United States September 2008 (Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (Official Selection, Closing Night Film, Out of Competition) September 18-27, 2008.)

Released in United States October 2008 (Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival (Spotlight) October 15-19, 2008.)

Released in United States October 2008 (Shown at London Film Festival (Gala) October 15-30, 2008.)